Riding on the success of hit idol drama Love O2O <微微一笑很傾城>, Chinese actor Yang Yang (楊洋) was propelled to stardom in 2016. Although he was recently rumored to be cast in new drama You Are My Glory <你是我的榮耀> alongside Dilraba Dilmurat (迪麗熱巴), it is speculated that the project is now being scrapped due to poor initial fan reaction.
When the collaboration between Yang Yang and Dilraba was leaked, many of Yang Yang’s fans took Weibo by storm and began voicing their displeasure with the actor’s studio and demanded better treatment for Yang Yang in terms of diversifying his onscreen roles.
Many fans complained that the upcoming drama You Are My Glory is very similar to Love OVO and The King’s Avatar <全職高手>. If Yang Yang were to accept You Are My Glory, it would be his third time playing a character in a video-game-based series. Many fans wanted Yang Yang’s studio to have a better plan for the actor’s career, instead of typecasting him in another similar drama which will decrease Yang Yang’s overall value as an actor. They also expressed that You Are My Glory is not a good choice, as it will most likely air on digital platforms and not be released on any of the major television stations.
Perhaps considering Yang Yang’s fans’ outcries, it is reported that the series has been put on indefinite hiatus and it will most likely not be filmed in the near future.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.